Australian star Minjee Lee might add a 3rd million-dollar gather for 2022 on the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship after securing a second $1m payday with out enjoying a shot.
Lee, who picked up $1.8m when she received this 12 months’s US Open, didn’t play on the LPGA’s Pelican Championship, the place fellow Aussie Hannah Inexperienced got here fourth.
However Lee was nonetheless capable of gather a second seven-figure payday for the season courtesy of victory within the season-long Aon Danger Reward Problem, which was received by Inexperienced final 12 months, marking back-to-back Aussie victories.
The pair will each now vie for a large $2.2m winner’s cheque on the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida this week earlier than each fly residence to play the historic Australian Open, the place the lads’s and girls’s occasions might be staged on the identical course on the identical time.
Lee, the world No.5, has already received greater than $5.6m in 2022, whereas Inexperienced has collected $1.6m.
Inexperienced mentioned the prospect of the massive cheque on the Tour Championship was “superb”.
“I really feel like we’re undoubtedly trending in the suitable route with girls’s golf,” the 2019 PGA champion mentioned.
“And LPGA, we produce nice product, so I really feel like individuals wish to spend money on us and wish to see us placing within the exhausting hours, truly earn a residing.
“Clearly, with the purse improve and the way a lot cash the winner can take it’s an essential occasion. Clearly, I simply wish to end with a excessive and presumably a win.”